(EnergyAsia, July 18, Friday) — IBC Asia’s ‘Maritime Risk 2008’ will be held at the Orchard Hotel in Singapore from September 9 to 11.

Delegates will learn from a panel of experts on maritime and shipping risks, and how to turn investments in risk management strategies into competitive advantages.

The range of risks covered trading risks, risks in the offshore oil and gas service industry, the rising cost of bunker fuel, ship management, quality shipping, oil spills, risk management in the supply chain, risks posed by secondhand tonnage and sub-standard ships, financing risks, cargo loss prevention, commodity trade risks, maritime arrests, and arbitration risks.

Speakers include Arun Balakrishnan (Olam International), Rohit Chadha (Armada Offshore FZE), Ivar Tonnesen (Pacific Basin Shipping), Satnam Kumar ( V.Ships Asia), Declan O’ Driscoll (Oil Spill Response and East Asia Response Ltd), Warwick Norman (RightShip), Quah Ban Huat (Rickmers Trust Management) and Andrew Nimmo (Watson, Farley & Williams LLP).

Two pre-conference workshops will be held on September 8. The workshop on ‘Cargo Claims’ will be divided into two parts. The first of which will be conducted by Wendy Ng from Charles Taylor Mutual Management Asia. It will cover issues on claims exposure by risk type, liabilities for cargo carriers, P&I club cover for cargo claims and claims handling in minimising risk.

The second part of the first workshop will cover topics on salvage and General Average. Conducted by Jean-Pierre Vanhoof from Africa Marine Surveys, it will discuss issues on general principles of salvage, cost of protection of environment, LOF 2000 and SCOPIC, recent case-law, future of salvage, general principles of general average, introduction to the York Antwerp Rules 2004, future of General Average and salvage services in General Average.

Similar to the first workshop, the second workshop on charterparties will be divided into parts: ‘Time Charter’, which will be conducted by Chris Grieveson from Ince & Co and ‘Voyage Charter’ by James David from Shaikh David Raj.

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